DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Foreign-Trade Zones Board
Foreign-Trade Zone 34; Niagara County, NY; Application for Expansion
Wednesday, November 4, 1992
An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the
Board) by the County of Niagara, New York, grantee of FTZ 34, requesting
authority to expand its zone in Niagara County, New York. The application
was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as
amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part
400). It was formally filed on October 28, 1992.
FTZ 34 was approved on November 29, 1977 (Board Order 125, 42 FR 61489;
12/5/77), and relocated on January 27, 1983 (Board Order 203, 48 FR 5771;
2/8/83). The zone currently consists of 19 acres at the Niagara Falls
International Airport, in Niagara County (Town of Wheatfield), New York.
The site includes facilities owned by the Niagara Frontier Transportation
Authority and an 80,000 square foot warehouse (2 acres) within a facility
owned by Bell Aerospace, a division of Textron, Inc.
The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the general-purpose
zone to include the entire Bell Aerospace facility (164 acres), located at
2221 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara County (Town of Wheatfield), adjacent
to the current zone site. The Bell Aerospace facility is a former aircraft
manufacturing plant that is being redeveloped for general industrial use in
a joint effort with the county.
In accordance with the Board's regulations (as revised, 56 FR 50790-50808,
10- 8-91), a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to
investigate the application and report to the Board.
Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties.
Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board's
Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their
receipt is January 4, 1993. Rebuttal comments in response to material
submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the
subsequent 15-day period (to January 19, 1993).
A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for
public inspection at each of the following locations:
U.S. Department of Commerce, District Office,
111 W. Huron Street,
Federal Building, room 1312,
Buffalo, New York 14202.
Office of the Executive Secretary,
Foreign-Trade Zones Board,
U.S. Department of Commerce, room 3716,
14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20230.
Dated: October 29, 1992.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
(FR Doc. 92-26778 Filed 11-3-92; 8:45 am)